Pre-Conference Training Workshop: The Systemic Dynamics of China’s Economic Development and the Systematic Implications for Contemporary Capitalism

This workshop aims to discuss the political economy of China’s development and its relationship with world capitalism from a historical materialist perspective. The first session will offer a perspective on the interactions between the Market Reforms and neoliberalism; the second session will look into some recent cinematic presentations of the “Chinese worker”, and argue how this stereotyping may preclude a fuller understanding of the dynamic reality of the Chinese proletariat; the third session will explore how the questions Lenin raised in his article Our Revolution may be answered by a socialist political economy that critically assimilates and transcends the theory and practice of Smithian/neoliberal and Listian/Keynesian market economics.

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Joint Reteaching Economics – IIPPE Workshop (17 May 2019)

Date: Friday 17thMay   Venue: SOAS, University of London Room: Brunei Gallery 103  Programme: 9:45 - Welcome 10:00- 11:00 SESSION 1:Institutional pressures from the higher education landscape and policy relevance of Economics  Danielle Guizzo- Archela (University of the West of England) Jeff Powell (University of Greenwich) Victoria B-G Stadheim (King’s College London) 15 min coffee break (provided) 11:00 –12:30 SESSION 2: Challenges and opportunities for interdisciplinarity and pluralism - implications ...

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Why is finance powerful in developing countries? – Financialisation Discussion Group – (26 March 2019)

Why is finance so powerful in developing countries if it is not performing its economic function? How can governments reform the financial system to make it work in the public interest? Natalya Naqvi from LSE will address the questions above for the second meeting of IIPPE financialisation discussion series 2019. Natalya Naqvi is an Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at LSE. Her current project investigates the conditions under which developing countries can exert public control over their financial sectors in order to support structural transform...

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The rise of net lending among G7 countries – (8 March 2019)

"The rise of net lending among G7 Countries: A firm-level analysis" The first meeting of IIPPE financialisation discussion series 2019 will host Davide Villani from Open University. Davide Villani is a PhD student at the Open University. His research explores the relation between financial and the productive structure of the economy. One of the aims of the research is to expand the existing models of structural change by considering the role of monetary relations and the financial sector in order to throw new light on the processes of debt sustainability at the ...

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Training Workshop: Political Economies of Work (20 February 2019)

The Workshop will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior academics and activists who have a particular interest in acquainting themselves with the relevance of Marxian political economy to the contemporary world. In this workshop, scholars will be introducing different understandings of work in the contemporary context that draw upon, but not limited to, different interpretations of Marx. Sessions interrogate issues of the global division of labour, gendered labour and questions about automation and the rise in digital platforms that are changing the conditions and experiences of work.

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Training Workshop: Globalisation, State Theory, Financialisation, and the Labour Theory of Value (7 Nov 2018)

This Workshop will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior academics and activists who have a particular interest in acquainting themselves with the relevance of Marxian political economy to the contemporary world.

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Training Workshop: “The Political Economy of China’s Transformation” (5 June)

This half-day workshop, jointly hosted by IIPPE Political Economy of China’s Development Working Group, SOAS Economics Department and Development Studies Department, aims to bring progressive scholars and students together to discuss China’s economic transformation and its impact on world development in relation to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism.

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IIPPE and the University of Leeds Training Workshop (2 May) on Systems of Provision

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to engage with the inventor of the Systems of Provision approach – world-leading political economist Professor Ben Fine - who will introduce and discuss the approach in his keynote address and will be available to answer questions throughout the day. 

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IIPPE Training Workshop: Political Economy and Africa (26 March 2018)

This Workshop will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior academics and activists who have a particular interest in acquainting themselves with the relevance of Marxian political economy to the contemporary world.

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IIPPE Training Workshop SOAS London 8 November 2017

The focus of the Workshop will be on Anglo-Saxon capitalism since the financial crisis. In the morning session, (10am to 1pm), Trevor Evans will survey economic and financial developments in the United States. In the afternoon session (2pm to 5pm) Simon Mohun will consider the performance of the United Kingdom economy in historical perspective.

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